Category / backyard chickens

February 24, 2020
I’ve wanted to write this post on ovarian cancer in backyard chickens for a while. But it has taken me some time to do the research so that I can share it with you today. Lately, there is quite a deal of discussion on social media forums about how to deal with hens that experience…

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November 22, 2019
Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about backyard chicken predators, including a few different post on how to best predator-proof your chickens’ home. Meanwhile, emails and questions about chicken predators fill my inbox on a regular basis. Therefore, I thought that it might be time to do a more extensive post on what…

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November 8, 2019
We are in for some chillier temperatures this coming week, so I decided it was time to start winterizing the chicken coop. I always have a hard time saying goodbye to the warm weather. Perhaps the chickens do too. I love spending time during fall with the chickens, but I have been finding them spending…

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November 6, 2019
Over the past ten years, I’ve come to learn that chickens can teach and remind us of many life’s lessons.  If you take time to watch, listen and engage with a flock, they will share their chicken wisdom.  For my latest book, I wanted to create something that made me happy! I wanted to celebrate…

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October 4, 2019
Poor chickens, sometimes fall doesn’t seem like much fun for our flocks or us.  The amount of daylight begins to decrease and along with that, the annual molting begins. Eggs supply dwindles and even our most social of chickens would prefer to not be handled as much. But, it doesn’t mean that fall can’t be…

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February 8, 2019
Over the years it’s been so great getting to connect with amazing companies that support backyard chicken owners. Chubby Mealworms has been a dear friend to Tilly’s Nest and have been sharing their awesome products with my flock for over 3 years. We look forward to getting their packages in the mail and think you…

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November 7, 2018
I actually get this question quite a bit.  So, it seemed only prudent to write a post about chickens and their eating habits.  By now, I’m sure that you have figured out that chickens know what they like.  They also are sometimes hesitant to try new things, like the time I plopped a whole pumpkin…

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October 17, 2018
Hello friends.  I wanted to take a moment to share the past few months with you. Life has thrown us an unexpected curve.  We lost my Dad of 28 years unexpectedly this summer after dealing with some things since spring. It threw us all into a tail spin and all of us went into survival…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.